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Announcing the new Big Mike Challenge contest! Starts March 1, 2012 - ends March 31, 2012.

The contest will be based on Trading Journals. The point of this contest is to encourage members to create trading journals, and to reward those with the best journals (which will in turn help more members on the site improve their own trading).



I will be giving away five prizes totaling $750, as follows:
  • First place winner: $250 gift card from Amazon.com
  • Second place winner: $200 gift card from Amazon.com
  • Third place winner: $150 gift card from Amazon.com
  • Fourth place winner: $100 gift card from Amazon.com
  • Fifth place winner: $50 gift card from Amazon.com



To be eligible:
  • Be a current futures.io (formerly BMT) member as of March 1st 2012.
  • Have a Trading Journal on futures.io (formerly BMT). Regular or Elite section, up to you.
  • If you are posting in a non-journal section on the forum, and you want your thread to still be considered as a journal, no problem. Just post a link to your thread in this thread, and I will make sure it appears on the voting selection so long as you meet all the other requirements.
  • Make one post per day, every day, Mon-Fri, in your trading journal for the entire month of March.
  • Majority of your posts at minimum must contain at least one screen shot or video (youtube, etc) of your trades (sim or cash).
  • You need to regularly post a summary of your trading day, like a description of trades and how you did for the day, your strengths and weaknesses, etc. There must be some content in the post.
  • The post must be made on futures.io (formerly BMT), not a link to your blog or other off-site location. You can post the summary content on futures.io (formerly BMT) but embed a YouTube video, that is fine.
  • You must post pretty much every single day to the journal. Don't skip a few days and then post all at once.
  • You must answer peoples questions as much as possible. No "secret sauce" journals.

The winners will be chosen by a public voting poll comprised of the members on futures.io (formerly BMT). Big Mike has the final say in all decisions and will act as tie-breaker if needed.

The voters will be directed to only consider the posts made within the March time frame, and to not consider the length of the journal or the content within the journal prior to March 1st. This is to keep everything as fair as possible and to only judge based on an equal amount of opportunity to make posts.

If you want to make a prize substitution, you can work it out with me at the end of the contest. I don't have a problem so long as it is simple to award the prize to you, or to make a donation to your charity of choice, etc.

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Please do me a favor and encourage all your trading buddies to start a journal. Please post this on Twitter, Facebook, or on other trading sites (keeping within their rules and guidelines).




Remember to start your journal no later than March 1st! I will come back on March 1st and make a list of the eligible threads.

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Sounds like a good time.
If I happen to post every day in March you can count me in.

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Sounds like a good time.
If I happen to post every day in March you can count me in.

You can skip a day here and there, but don't skip too many.

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Good idea, look forward to reading all the journal entries!

Do we need to identify our journals in this thread to be eligible?

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I don't really mind a contest as doing a journal here has helped me immensely already. Though I agree it's a great idea and could spark more interest into doing a journal and help others like I was, initially anxious and uncomfortable or unmotivated, then found I liked or got hooked into it. I feel the journal category in a way has an effect of simulating a virtual prop firm in some small way in that the multiple journals are kind of like a team effort of mutual parallel endeavor with some degree of sharing, yet each is also working on their individual goals. And this is the best place to do a journal on the web.

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Have not done a journal before but after reading Big Mike's praise of his journal experience I think it is time. I have been "trying" to read Al Brooks book on trading price action trends, reading up on the forum postings and will use the journal to track my progress (or lack of progress). Aught to be fun.

Thanks. big mike, for the opportunity to grow.

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Good idea, look forward to reading all the journal entries!

Do we need to identify our journals in this thread to be eligible?

On March 1st, I'll gather up all eligible threads and make a list here. You are free to post a link as well here before then.

The main reason you need to post a link is if your journal is outside the normal two journal areas, and you still want it counted as a trading journal.

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Might be an excuse to confront the voice in my head that greets me when I open my eyes some mornings with "Today--no trading for you!"

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Big Mike,

This is awsome. It made me jump with both fear and joy.
I will try my best.

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Good morning Mike, please consider me for this contest. I've opened a journal in the "journal" section of futures.io (formerly BMT). My new thread is named Day Trading For Income.

I may miss a few days the 3rd week in March due to spring break with the kids.

I look forward to learn from everyone participating. Good luck to all!

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please enter this journal in the contest:



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I would love to join but I'm still in the process of developing/backtesting strategies, good luck to all

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Thanks to all,

It will be such a nice opportunity for beginners like us to learn,

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mike,

since its not mentioned on the rules, is it okay to use a commercial indicator ?

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mike,

since its not mentioned on the rules, is it okay to use a commercial indicator ?

So long as you are not in ANY WAY affiliated with the vendor, are not a vendor yourself, etc etc etc, then yes it is fine assuming the post does not read like an advertisement.

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I'm in. Thanks for the push.


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good idea! the thought of writing in the journal prompted me to go over some of my trades today, and i noticed something important. looking forward to march! i'm writing in "maisie's journal".

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Happy to see all the new journals lately!

Contest starts tomorrow. Sometime late tomorrow or possibly Friday I will update this thread again with a list of all the journals that I see as active. You can feel free to post links to your journal in here as well.

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Remember, the futures.io (formerly BMT) members will decide the winners of the contest. So keep your journal inviting and answer questions that people ask. I also know from the past that Video journals are quite popular, so if you want to do a video journal or a post with a video in it every now and then, I highly recommend it.

You can use free software such as Camstudio (not Camtasia, which is not free) to record your screen without limitations, then upload the file to YouTube and embed the YouTube video to your post (click the word YouTube for instructions on embedding). Another option is Jing (google it) which is also free, but has a limit of 5 minutes and the videos cannot be embedded. For this reason I recommend against it, as hardly anyone will click and watch a non-embedded video.



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I would love to join but I'm still in the process of developing/backtesting strategies, good luck to all

Same...to be eligible can someone still working on their strategy/plan participate? Must one post actual trades taken every day, can one not take any trades on some days, or can can journal entries consist of other progress towards trading goals?

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Same...to be eligible can someone still working on their strategy/plan participate? Must one post actual trades taken every day, can one not take any trades on some days, or can can journal entries consist of other progress towards trading goals?

I'm not really going to say one way or the other, because the winners will be selected by members and not me. But I think that you need to be trading one way or another daily to keep the journal active, so I will leave it to other members to decide. Just create the journal and you will be included in the list of people.

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I went back and checked on "Big Mike Challenge #1" (the last journal challenge) and we had about 30 journals being updated.

Will be interested to see how many we have this time around. I'll post tomorrow or so with that update and a list of them.

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Funny how market introspection leads automatically to self-introspection



(especially if you are in red :-) )

I look forward to enjoying this journaling.

A BIG thank you to Big Mike for taking this initiative and for everything!

(Especially Especially for hosting Al Brooks seminars - unforgettable opportunities, so I joined in from 1:30 AM to 3:30 AM from India)

Thanks, and hope to have a lot of visitors take back something of value from my postings.

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Mike, please enter my journal "Ollie's Cloud formations" as well.

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March Madness trading journal
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This journal is for the March Madness trading journals.
My goal is to take $20,000 and move it to $50.000 by the end of the month, LOL!


The techniques used are outlined in the Simple Estimation Trading thread.
  • trendlines and support and resistance levels determination using different time frames.
  • mathematical estimation techniques
  • Gann fan
I hope to have fun with it and see everyone at the finish line!
Let the games begin!




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I'm up for the challenge.

I created a journal, ES Mini - $1,000 to $20,000.



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I'm in...(will update later tonight). I can't post links yet because I just joined, but here it is so you can copy and paste.

"/trading-journals/18216-trade-value-trading-journal.html"

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I'm in...(will update later tonight). I can't post links yet because I just joined, but here it is so you can copy and paste.

"/trading-journals/18216-trade-value-trading-journal.html"

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I'm in, officially started tonight. It is too late to come up with an introduction and the full story for today, but the important thing is that I have started the journal with my first post on futures.io (formerly BMT). Amazing people hang out here and I feel at home already. Cheers!


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List of journals that seem active as of March 1st that include trades (and not just screenshots):

Listed in no particular order -- Let me know if I missed yours (post a link to it)

@blueline

@rpm123

@bijeremiad

@omni72

@Conal

@PandaWarrior

@worldwary

@iqgod

@clw54

@Pajot

@UnderPar

@GaryD

@GridKing

@Scotttombaugh

@CRM5096

@thewardiknowof

@Shivaya

@Tiberius

@mfbreakout

@Jarbes

@richtobey

@surefire23

@bh9ca

@ShruggedAtlas

@ecmf

@ollie

@aquarian1

@BecomingaTrader

@wonix

@drw112

@Hotch

@kmidas

@Vegas

@Bermudan Option

@t123knight

@mikky182

@boga

@Adamus

@chipotlebop

@Cloudy

@ryanmnly

@Gabriyele

@PowerBroker

@kajojel

@estx50

@bluemele

@VinceVirgil

@Surly

@brettwilson69

@HighRise1202

@permeant

@GFIs1

@frannt

@redratsal

@Maisie

@Razor

@zzzt

@GeraldFX

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This motivated me to start a journal as well:

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I will try my best too. My journal can be found here, I will publish there my first paper-trades on Monday, March 5.
Thanks once again for the challenge!



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Hi all - I'm in if I am not too late BM.

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Hope I am not too late -

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I'm not ready for this contest, but I'd like to participate if you do this again. And if possible maybe we could have a bit more than 2 weeks notice.

Good luck to everyone!

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I'm not ready for this contest, but I'd like to participate if you do this again. And if possible maybe we could have a bit more than 2 weeks notice.

Good luck to everyone!

I do it once a year or so and put it on the home page events section about 4 weeks ago.

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I wish I would have found this thread earlier. I would have really enjoyed the challenge!
Oh..well, next time i guess.

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Same here, I am still a newbie to this site, missed out before... hopefully next time I will make it.

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Maybe if it is not to much trouble, the admin could send an email when they are running another contest like this.
I am not sure of the logistics involved...just a thought.

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Maybe if it is not to much trouble, the admin could send an email when they are running another contest like this.
I am not sure of the logistics involved...just a thought.

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I sent an email to everyone a couple weeks before this contest.

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Hey you all,

What about starting a journal without the contest?

;-)

(I know I deserve some real scolding after this one... OK, so who is going to hit me first?)

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That's a good idea hadamkov....that way I'll be ready when the next contest rolls around!

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Mike

yes, affirmative. your surely did send out email, there was one in my box and thx much.

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mike

already got my intro posted.

thx anyway.


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I sent an email to everyone a couple weeks before this contest.

Mike

hi mike

is there a button on this page somewhere, that someone who is reading this thread feels compelled to post his/her own journal here as well;

that he/she could conveniently click to start the trading journal....?

or do they have to go out to some other page, to start and join this thread, please?

is there an easy way to install a click button somewhere on this page where it is easily noticeable and convenient to join the on going party, pls?

<the STOP FOLLOWING THIS THREAD button is conveniently placed and easily noticeable though, on the very top, left hand corner>

thx mike

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Hi all,

I wanted to apologize for my previous cheeky post to all who felt offended by it...

Honestly, I must say I am the same. Without this contest, I might have still be found standing at the door (of trading journals) hesitating. It is not that I was far away from starting one. It is just that the contest gave me the necessary nudge and so I speeded up a couple of things (as can be seen from my first week of paper trading...).

For all that, I would like to encourage you to really start one no matter what.

I started one not because of the vision of any prize (well, I trade a market that does seem much less popular than all those US indices and stocks ) but only because I wanted to make the final step.

Since last week I have learned a lot. About market, about myself, about my relationship with (not "to" because it is really a two-way relationship) the market. It is an invaluable experience. Do not let the opportunity slip.

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Hey you all,

What about starting a journal without the contest?

;-)

(I know I deserve some real scolding after this one... OK, so who is going to hit me first?)

@hadamkov

come on, now that it is done and over with.

get on with your journal which as you said that would be very good for your own self in terms of improving, documenting and trading. we all felt young and reckless sometimes, K? 3 cheers.

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I love that title. A slave's quest for freedom. That is what started me on the entreprenurial path 20 years ago. Good luck, you picked a good instrument for movement.

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Some truly fantastic journals this month!

We are in the home stretch, this is the last week for this months contest!

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Congratulations to all those who participated in our March Journal contest!

I will be posting in all the active journals, asking all of you to spend a few minutes and give us a summary of your experiences throughout the month of March, and how the journal has changed your trading.

Please reply to me in your own thread, as I make those posts.

Over the next few days, I will create the Polls so that everyone can start voting for the best journals to win our contest prizes.

Will update this thread when voting is opened.

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The voting is now open.

I used the listing from post #34, and a few posts that followed, to compile the list of eligible journals. I checked each link and eliminated the journals that were not active.

You may vote for as many journals as you want in the poll. Just keep in mind the general rules of the contest (you can use your discretion, and vote accordingly):

- Make one post per day, every day, Mon-Fri, in your trading journal for the entire month of March.
- Majority of your posts at minimum must contain at least one screen shot or video (youtube, etc) of your trades (sim or cash).
- You need to regularly post a summary of your trading day, like a description of trades and how you did for the day, your strengths and weaknesses, etc. There must be some content in the post.
- The post must be made on futures.io (formerly BMT), not a link to your blog or other off-site location. You can post the summary content on futures.io (formerly BMT) but embed a YouTube video, that is fine.
- You must post pretty much every single day to the journal. Don't skip a few days and then post all at once.
- You must answer peoples questions as much as possible. No "secret sauce" journals.

Cast your votes below. The poll will remain open for 2 weeks (closing April 17th), at which point I will show the poll results publicly. As a reminder, the prizes are $750 in total, as below:

- First place winner: $250 gift card from Amazon.com
- Second place winner: $200 gift card from Amazon.com
- Third place winner: $150 gift card from Amazon.com
- Fourth place winner: $100 gift card from Amazon.com
- Fifth place winner: $50 gift card from Amazon.com



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thank you big m and all. is their a single place we can read the journals.... then give feed back

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tried to vote and just disappears ... , no confirmation?

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tried to vote and just disappears ... , no confirmation?

You can try again, no reports of errors from anyone else and hundreds of votes cast.

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there is no way I read every journal so I just vote for journals I read and participate.

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tried to vote and just disappears ... , no confirmation?

same here, using Chrome, I tried twice,
each time, after clicking "vote" button, automatically go to the last post in this thread.
I assume the vote is done already. :-)

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I just tested it in Chrome, and it works as expected.

If you scroll up after voting, you'll see the confirmation.

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I just tested it in Chrome, and it works as expected.

If you scroll up after voting, you'll see the confirmation.

Mike

i see, so I guess my vote was done correctly then.

thanks for your quick reply.

(it is midnight in states now, right? )

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same here, using Chrome, I tried twice,
each time, after clicking "vote" button, automatically go to the last post in this thread.
I assume the vote is done already. :-)

Same problem

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duh and duh
we are through this
thanks to all who participated

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Mike, when is the voting over? Please make it quick. I can't stand it any longer. Patience was never my bag.

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Mike, when is the voting over? Please make it quick. I can't stand it any longer. Patience was never my bag.

Post 55 tells you April 17th.

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can you make a catogory for new journals(started beginning of compition) and continuing journals and have a winner for each section......?


just a sugestion.................


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The voting is now closed.

I will post the results soon.




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I first want to say Congratulations to everyone who posted to their trading journal during the month of March! Judging from all the feedback I received, nearly 100% of you that actively participated in your own journal said that you benefited from it and that it greatly improved your trading.





I am posting the Top Ten results below just for the sake of perspective. Only the top five have won prizes:



Congratulations to the five winners:

@GaryD - 1st place prize, $250 gift card to Amazon.com
@PandaWarrior - 2nd place prize, $200 gift card to Amazon.com
@mfbreakout - 3rd place prize, $150 gift card to Amazon.com
@Gabriyele - 4th place prize, $100 gift card to Amazon.com
@VinceVirgil - 5th place prize, $50 gift card to Amazon.com

I will contact the winners via private message shortly.

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Firstly, I am checking the website in the mid-afternoon India time and here is Big Mike posting the results of the contest in the wee hours of the US morning!!

The most deserved has truly won – @ GaryD congratulations my friend! Your journal was marked by the deepest insights, nay it was almost as if you had opened up your mind like a transparent globe and were pouring out great ideas multiple times every day. Your journal has been, and continues to be, invaluable and true to every trader's heart - and your visit to my journal was even more so!

Also, to all others – hearty congrats! I loved reading most of these journals.

It was my very first time journaling (and by that I mean - not first live public journaling, but even the first journal I have ever kept about trading can be attributed to Big Mike). The contest acted as an agent, but the chemical reaction to your trading is akin to alchemy! You get what you put in, and the more you help others the better you become!

Looking forward to more such contests, and may the best person again win!

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Congrats to everyone!!! Well done to all of you!!!

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I am posting the Top Ten results below just for the sake of perspective.

Yes I messed up, only did top nine by accident when selecting data in Excel. Don't want to redo everything to print a new pie chart at this point, sorry.

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Thanks everyone. But more than being thankful for the votes the journal received, I am most appreciative of the comments that have collected there over the past year from other traders, and to have read that it helped a few, resonated with a few, generated some good conversations. Thanks Big Mike for bringing the contest to life, which brought more commentary to the journal recently.

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